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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: May 4, 2013 2:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: May 1977 Box Set?

I just meant that strat's post raised a chuckle for me too, but I don't think either his post or my chuckle were a reflection of the content of your message--just the unintended absurdity of several posts in a row all beginning, "I'm not a lawyer..." Other than the idea of Betty being compensated for work that she had done as an employee, I didn't find much in your post to disagree with. Please don't read too much into two words (albeit repeated x4).

I can, however, sympathize with the band's unwillingness to pay too much for tapes of music that they created, especially when there's so much other music they could release without that additional expense (and double-especially given how overrated Cornell is).

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: May 4, 2013 4:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: May 1977 Box Set?

Thank you. I back off this board because of the abundance of necessary sniping. But subject at hand, I'm sure there is a debate between various camps as to who gets what for how much. Although I don't think that much of it--especially in the context of the whole year--I wouldn't buy Cornell. But I think 5,000 people who buy a spiffed up "official" copy. So they all continue to dance around it. I don't see why the band doesn't circumvent things by placing a first gen in the vaults, running it through their magic machines, stating it's been released to the public (eliminating the owner of the tape), claiming copyright (if still allowed), tossing the amiable Betty a bone (she doesn't really care) and getting it over with. The Sunshine Daydream film is more complicated as a different 2nd party filmed it. They not only own the master print, but the recording rights.

But, you know, hasn't most of it been around for years, been "officially" released, at a fast pace these days, from a band that's been defunct for nearly 20 years? It's funny how no matter what they pick, someone complains. I'll try to post this only once.

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